If you have access to an air compressor bleeding brakes is relatively easy and quick.I have them on my 2019 and I think it's an improvement in feel. I also upgraded the pads. I like my brakes now. Beware as bleeding brakes in an ABS system is a bit more complicated and takes more time because it's a long run from the front master cylinder to the ABS pump and then back to the front brake caliper. Anyway, steel braided lines look trick and according to Spiegler shave a couple of pounds.
Hi Paulie,I have braided brake lines, sintered pads and a Brembo master cylinder. At the end of the day, I basically ended up spending thousands to get a minor increase in feel and bite.
Unless you plan on doing the work yourself, just put some sintered pads in and wait until the brake lines need replacing (which is after 5 years IIRC) before you consider going down that route. It is a major job changing the brake lines on the ABS version, as you have to take off the tank, most of the body work, and possibly the air box to get access to the ABS system.
If the brake hoses need replacing, then it absolutely makes sense to use braided hoses so that you only have to do the job once.
By all accounts, the ABS system on the R3 robs a lot of feel and feedback from the front brake. Which is a shame. By comparison, my ABS Street Triple has fantastic brakes and braking feedback. so it's not all ABS systems that cause this issue.
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